On with the show

5 Mar 2006 |

It’s been a long and busy winter here at F1Fanatic. For those of you who were with us last year, welcome back! I hope you’re enjoying to new site design. And for those of you who’ve recently joined us – and I’m delighted to say that’s 75% of you – welcome! 2006 promises to be … Continue reading On with the show

New test pact for five?

2 Mar 2006 |

Ferrari are one of five teams ready to sign a new pact restricting testing ahead of the 2006 season, according to German site Auto Motor und Sport. Auto Motor und Sport believe the pact has already been signed and a fax confirmation will soon be received. Renault, Williams, Mclaren and Honda are the four other … Continue reading New test pact for five?

McLaren still running V10

2 Mar 2006 |

With the reliability of the Mercedes FO 108 V8 engine (pictured) still suspect, McLaren are still running their V10-engined cars with just one week left until the start of the new season. According to F1 Linksheaven Pedro de la Rosa completed 115 laps in a V10 McLaren only yesterday. Aside from the obvious explanations why … Continue reading McLaren still running V10

Raikkonen-Ferrari rumours return

2 Mar 2006 |

The Finnish press are up in arms about Kimi Raikkonen’s rumoured move to Ferrari in 2007. Three newspapers carried the story today according to Paddock Talk. Related links Paddock Talk: Raikkonen signed by Ferrari? (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / ferrari / mclaren / raikkonen

Ferrari unveil final aero spec

28 Feb 2006 |

Ferrari’s Bahrain-spec aerodynamic bodywork has been spotted being tested at the Sakhir circuit by Michael Schumacher. A deep front wing scoop, replacing the ‘chin wing’, and cascading inner front wings are clearly discernible, taking styling cues from 2005 front-runners Renault. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / ferrari

Victory for Grand Prix campaign

26 Feb 2006 |

John Frankenheimer’s 1966 classic film Grand Prix is set for a September DVD release by Warner Home Video, according to this month’s F1 Racing. This follows a campaign supported by over 6,000 fans to have the film released.

Vote Silverstone!

16 Feb 2006 |

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport are canvassing public opinion on what the greatest icon of England is. One of the nominees is the fantastic Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, recently voted the third best track in Formula One. We urge you to vote for Silverstone and give our great circuit your full support! Related … Continue reading Vote Silverstone!

ITV to give full live coverage in 2006?

13 Feb 2006 |

Rumours concerning ITV’s Formula One coverage in 2006 are gathering apace. The broadcaster has already confirmed the departures of Jim Rosenthal and Tony Jardine, and Rosenthal’s replacement with former BBC Grandstand anchor (from the Grand Prix glory days) Steve Ryder. Now Pitpass are suggesting that they may finally give full, uninterrupted coverage of the races … Continue reading ITV to give full live coverage in 2006?